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Update: COVID-19 deaths at 128 in Alexandria, nearly 17,000 residents fully vaccinated

Two more Alexandrians have died of COVID-19 and the death toll from the virus now stands at 128.

The latest fatalities were in their 80s and 60s.

Alexandria’s caseload now stands at 10,592, according to the Virginia Department of Health. That’s 136 more cases since this time last week.

There have also been 521 total hospitalizations in Alexandria since the onset of the pandemic, and the city’s seven-day moving average is now 17.9 cases, which is up from last Monday’s total of 16.7 cases.

Across Virginia, there have been 10,060 deaths and there are or have been 595,865 cases of the virus. There have also been 6.2 million PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and the state’s seven-day positivity rate is 5.4% (down from 6.2% this time last week).

Vaccine Update

VDH is now releasing vaccine demographic data for Alexandria, and 27,107 residents have received at least one dose and 16,878 have been fully vaccinated. There are now more than 45,000 city residents on the vaccine waiting list.

The city wants 80% of residents ages 16 and older (106,618 people) vaccinated by July 31. Residents can pre-register with the city to get the vaccine here.

White residents far outpace other races in the city for first doses and full vaccinations.

  • White — 8,743 first doses, 5,468 fully vaccinated
  • Black — 2,129 first doses, 1,115 fully vaccinated
  • Latino — 2,407 first doses, 1,303 fully vaccinated
  • Other — 1,775 first doses, 1,182 fully vaccinated
  • Asian of Pacific Islander — 636 first doses, 316 fully vaccinated
  • Native American — 66 first doses, 24 fully vaccinated

Women have received 16,631 first doses and 10,618 have gotten their second shot, while 10,476 men have received their first doses and nearly 6,260 have been fully vaccinated.The following age groups received their vaccinations:

  • 80+    — 2,679 got one dose, 2,097 fully vaccinated
  • 70-79 — 5,893 got one dose, 3,969 fully vaccinated
  • 60-69 — 5,810 got one dose, 3,083 fully vaccinated
  • 50-59 — 3,458 got one dose, 1,976 fully vaccinated
  • 40-49 — 3,487 got one dose, 2,098 fully vaccinated
  • 30-39 — 3,824 got one dose, 2,447 fully vaccinated
  • 20-29 — 1,816 got one dose, 1,146 fully vaccinated
  • 10-19  — 180 got one dose, 83 fully vaccinated
  • 0-9     — No Vaccines distributed

Demographics

There are or have been 5,488 women (with 60 deaths) and 5,047 men (with 68 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus. The only age groups that have not experienced a death are children and teenagers.

  • 80+    — 52 deaths, 263 cases
  • 70-79 — 33 deaths, 346 cases
  • 60-69 — 22 deaths, 793 cases
  • 50-59 — 14 deaths, 1,252 cases
  • 40-49 — Three deaths, 1,787 cases
  • 30-39 — Two deaths, 2,453 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 2,122 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 781 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 768 cases

Latino residents have the most infections with 3,560 reported cases (19 deaths), white residents with 2,711 cases (62 deaths), and Black residents with 2,212 cases (34 deaths). There are 510 cases with Asian or Pacific Islander residents (six deaths), 335 cases classified as “other” (two deaths) and 10 native American cases (no deaths).

There have also been 91 outbreaks in the city, including 20 at long term care facilities, 46 in congregate settings, five at health care settings, 12 in child care settings, two at a college, four in a K-12 setting and two at a correctional facility. There have been 916 cases associated with the outbreaks. Health care workers also make up 575 of those positive COVID cases, according to VDH.

Testing Update

There have been 129,299 Polymer Chain Reaction (PCR) tests administered in the city; 6,913 antibody tests and 14,441 antigen tests.

Alexandria’s seven-day positivity rate is 4.2% (up from 4% this time last week). Below are statistics for neighboring jurisdictions:

  • Arlington County has 13,655 cases, 242 deaths and a 4.8% seven-day positivity rate
  • Fairfax County has 69,628 cases, 1,057 deaths and a 6.2% seven-day positivity rate
  • Loudoun County has 23,986 cases, 264 deaths and a 8.1% seven-day positivity rate

Need a test? Find where tests are administered here.

Cases By ZIP Code

The areas of the city with the leading number of cases are the 22304, 22305 and 22312 ZIP codes, which include the West End and Arlandria, Potomac Yard and Potomac West neighborhoods.

Some of the areas share jurisdictions between Alexandria and Arlington and Fairfax Counties:

  • 22301 — 539 cases, 12,030 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 1,186 cases, 20,894 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 3,544 cases, 38,125 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 1,537 cases, 13,699 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 1,705 cases, 15,190 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 2,592 cases, 20,714 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 1,529 cases, 29,361 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

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